The Life and Times of Hollywood.com

Nov 18 2020 53 mins

The Life and Times of Hollywood.com is based on the popular blog telling both current and classic stories from Hollywood. We will have special guests and stories about show business that will both entertain and shock the listener. We will also offer contests to win books from the host, author Richard A. Lertzman Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support














Deconstructing the Rat Pack:Joey,The Mob and The Summit authors Rick Lertzman&Lon Davis Rat Pack
Oct 13 2020 89 mins  
The podcast today featured authors Rick Lertzman & Lon Davis talk about their new Rat Pack book. The book in pre-sale is in the top 100 biographies! NY Post legendary Columnist Cindy Adams features new Rat Pack book in column Monday 10/12; Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and The Summit. (New York) The legendary columnist Cindy Adams “raves” about the new, outrageous, tell-all Rat Pack book from Prestige Press in her column today in her “feature box.” With much kudos to our wonderful friend, the worldwide known author and columnist , tea and etiquette guru Ellen Easton The book “Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and the Summit“ Is now on pre-order at Amazon in Book or Ebook. It will be in bookstores on December 2. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098341619/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_y5fHFbJTZ4SJ7 From Closer Magazine: Celebrating the Rat Pack’s Sixtieth Anniversary – New explosive book- “Deconstructing the Rat Pack: Joey , The Mob and The Summit “ Where were you in February 1960? RAT PACK A NEW BOOK REVEALS HOW THE GROUP CAME TOGETHER AND BECAME LEGENDARY “We’re just the cocktail of the moment.” —Dean Martin You think you know the Rat Pack? Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford collectively have been called by that moniker. “They were friends through business.” It was the screenplay for 1960’s Ocean’s 11 that united the five. “They came up with a plan to, during the day, shoot the film in Las Vegas, and at night do a show,” Lertzman explains. And while the mythology of the Rat Pack suggests that the boys were partying all night, it wasn’t exactly like that. “These guys were actually in their 40s, had kids and were hardly the swingers that they were portrayed as on-screen,” he says. END OF AN ERA? You might think that the party has been going on for 60 years, but it turns out that, like the Kennedys and Camelot, the group’s heyday only existed for a brief shining moment “This whole Rat Pack era only really lasted a year,” says Richard Lertz- man, whose new book Deconstructing the Rat Pack: Joey, the Mob, and the Summit, comes out Oct. 5. “They were at the height of the entertainment world,” he tells Closer, “but it only lasted through 1960.” The idea for the group began as part of a marketing plan for the Sands Ho- tel in Las Vegas, of which Frank owned a small percentage, says Lertzman, add- ing that it was an attempt to “put Vegas on the map.” And while the entertainers all knew each other, “these guys did not hang out. They were friends, but they were Business partners Still, the few weeks in 1960 they spent filming and performing solidified a leg- end. For a moment in time, there was no bigger act than the Rat Pack. “In 1960, ev- erything clicked. It is an era onto itself,” Lertzman explains. “It still resonates with many people today who want to go back and live in that time of swingers” Want to interview the authors? Contact Jeff Harris at [email protected] More at our free blog https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/ny-post-legendary-columbia-cindy-adams-features-new-rat-pack-book-in-column-monday-10-12-deconstructing-the-rat-pack-joey-the-mob-and-the-summit/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support


The Rat Pack Deconstructed:Joey; The Mob and The Summit.Incredible New Book -60th years of Rat Pack
Sep 03 2020 9 mins  
New Book. How the Mob turned Las Vegas into a world destination creating The Rat Pack-Sixty Years Ago. “Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and The Summit” Sixty years ago, in February of 1960, a carefully designed event was unveiled in Las Vegas, Nevada. Titled “The Summit” the spectacular would last over three weeks and would include the greatest entertainment icons of that era. Led by “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra it included his “pals” Dean Martin, Sammy Davis,Jr. , Joey Bishop and Kennedy brother-in-law Peter Lawford. Now a new book, Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and The Summit which debuts later this month, exclusively unveils how an intense, brilliant blueprint developed by the mob bosses of Las Vegas along with their high paid publicists would be developed to place Las Vegas on the world map. For over 20 days, Las Vegas became the epicenter of the world. All eyes were on the party in Sin City that was anchored at The Sands Hotel and reverberated though-out the city. While the shenanigans-occurred during the night,during the day the group, which became known as The Rat Pack, was shooting a major motion picture from Warner Brothers called Ocean’s Eleven that would debuted in August 1960. And for three days of the Summit, the group would welcome a sixth member, Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy which was carefully coordinated between his brother-in- law Peter Lawford and his father,Joe Kennedy. The event would usher in the swinging sixties and the era of Camelot until the bubble was burst on that fateful day in November of 1963. The book featured explosive new stories about The Rat Pack, The Mob and how a mediocre comic named Joey Bishop became a star with the help of his racketeer pals. Exclusive interviews with the infamous mob bosses of Vegas including Moe Dalitz, Carl Cohen, Mickey Cohen, Billy Weinberger and others tell the real background how the mob carefully used Sinatra and friends to make Las Vegas a world destination More at our free blog https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/new-book-how-the-mob-turned-las-vegas-into-a-world-destination-creating-the-rat-pack-sixty-years-ago-deconstructing-the-rat-pack-joey-the-mob-and-the-summit/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support




Singer Steve Maglio sounds reminiscent of Sinatra concerts Frankie Valli, Wayne Newton,movies, play
Jul 28 2020 49 mins  
Our guest is singer Steven Maglio whose sound is reminiscent of the great Frank Sinatra. THE NEW YORK TIMES said of Steve, “Steven Maglio does not have blue eyes, but with his smooth croon & Rat Pack swagger, listeners just might imagine they were at the Copa Room at the Sands in 1963.” While Steven Maglio is a singer of standards. Although he is especially appreciated for his renditions of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, he is NOT an impersonator. https://www.stevenmaglio.com/home THE BEGINNING I was born in East Harlem, N.Y. on December 25, 1958. In 1966, we moved to the Bronx, and being the new kid on the block, I walked back and forth to school alone for the first few weeks. I heard Frank Sinatra singing “My Kind Of Town,” and to pass the time on my new daily trek, I would sing the song to myself over and over. After a few days, I decided I needed another song and began to explore the only Sinatra album we owned at the time, “A Man And His Music.” This was the beginning of my addiction, not only to Sinatra, but to that whole world of standard songs and singers. It wasn’t until age 43, after eight years of secretly taking voice lessons and one year of cruising the New Jersey karaoke circuit, that I made my professional debut at New York City’s “Tavern On The Green,” as male vocalist with Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band in June, 2002. Since then I’ve performed from Atlantic City to Las Vegas, from Cape Cod to Nashville, from Palm Beach to Beverly Hills, and from Brazil to Ecuador to Italy. In 2004, I started performing Frank Sinatra tribute shows at The Carnegie Club in New York, and I’m still singing there every Saturday evening. I’ve had the pleasure of entertaining President & Mrs. Donald Trump, Lisa Lampanelli, Vic Damone, Connie Francis, Jackie Mason, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, William Shatner, Brad Garrett, Dennis Farina, The Kennedy Family, and most of the cast of “The Sopranos,” just to name a few. As well as multiple sports figures, politicians, business moguls, and members of the press. I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Wayne Newton, Dionne Warwick, Deana Martin, Tony Danza, Danny Aiello, Steve Tyrell, Joe Piscopo, Bucky Pizzarelli, Pat Cooper, Norm Crosby, Larry King, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Spinners, and on a few occasions with Frank Sinatra’s former pianist/conductor, Vincent Falcone, among others. I’ve appeared in the movies, “Frank & Alice,” “Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn,” “Once More With Feeling,” and in the music video, “For One More Day.” I’ve also sung “The Tender Trap” on the soundtrack of “My Best Friend’s Girl.” In the Off-Broadway play, “Playing Sinatra,” my recordings of 11 popular Sinatra songs were used to replace the originals. I’ve released three CDs, “You Belong To Me & other songs Sinatra never recorded,” “Songs For Sinatra Lovers,” and “Sinatra en Bossa Nova.” Special highlights in my career were being the co-writer and official singer of “The Danny DeVito Limoncello Song,” used to promote the lemon flavored liquore that bore Danny DeVito’s signature. Joining the all-star cast of The Cannolis television show. Becoming a member of the most prestigious organization in show business, The Friars Club. It’s been a wild ride, and I’m far from being finished. The most common compliment paid to me is, “If Frank Sinatra heard the way you sing his songs …. he’d be proud.” AND I HOPE THAT’S TRUE ….. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support




Lee Roy Reams- Broadway Star talks Merman,Bacall,Fosse,Verdon,Ginger Rogers,Champion,Mel Brooks etc
Jul 13 2020 66 mins  
Our guest is Broadway superstar Lee Roy Reams (born August 23, 1942) is an American musical theatre actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and director. He has been a star on Broadway since 1964. Lee Reams Actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director Years active 1966–present Born in Covington, Kentucky, Reams earned a Master of Arts degree and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.[1] He made his Broadway debut in Sweet Charity in 1966. Reams was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the original production of 42nd Street in 1980. He played the role of Frank Schultz in the 1989 Paper Mill Playhouse production of Show Boat, which was televised on Great Performances by PBS . Reams has appeared on concert stages and in cabarets throughout the country. At present[when?] he is serving as the resident director of the Theatre at Sea program sponsored by the Theatre Guild.[citation needed] Broadway credits Edit 1966: Sweet Charity (Young Spanish Man) 1969: Oklahoma! (Will Parker) 1970: Applause (Duane Fox) 1974: Lorelei (Henry Spofford) 1978: Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl) 1980: 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor) 1983: La Cage aux Folles (Albin/Zaza) 1994: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere) 1995: Hello, Dolly! (Choreographer) 1998: An Evening with Jerry Herman (Co-star & Director) 2006: The Producers (Roger DeBris) Film and television credits Edit 1968: Sweet Charity (Dancer) 1987: Leg Work 1989: Great Performances (Frank Schultz) 2017: Nunsense (The Saint) 2018: Theater Talk (Himself) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support



Arranger/Pianist/Performer Tedd Firth discusses Liza Minnelli to Tom Wopat, to Prez Bush & Obama
Jul 13 2020 52 mins  
Our guest is Tedd Firth was born on November 16, 1976 and grew up in Hudson Falls, NY. Raised in a musical family, (parents Pam and Ted were both music teachers and performing musicians in the area, brother Patrick is also a musician) Tedd began playing the piano at an early age and started taking lessons when he was five. Tedd's jazz piano studies began as a teenager with Lee Shaw in Albany, NY. Following graduation from Hudson Falls High School in 1994, Tedd attended William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, receiving a BM in jazz piano performance in 1998. He went on to receive a MM degree in jazz piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2000. While in college, Tedd began laying the groundwork for his professional career as a musician. Over the last 20 years Tedd has become one of the first-call pianists in the New York City area for performance and recording work in several styles. In particular, specializing as an accompanist for vocalists, he has appeared in concert many times with some of the brightest stars on Broadway and the biggest names in the jazz world including: Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, Tom Wopat, Joshua Bell, Elaine Paige, Tony DeSare, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Lucie Arnaz, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Melissa Errico, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and Jennifer Roberts. New York appearances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Birdland, the Iridium, the Algonquin, the Cafe Carlyle and Feinstein's/54 Below. Numerous national appearances include a performance at the White House. As an arranger/orchestrator, Tedd's work has been performed by most major American symphony orchestras as well as Bernadette Peters and Liza Minnelli. Television appearances include "The Today Show," "Live From Lincoln Center --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support






Brent Seguine returns for the story of Curly with the 3 Stooges. From his success to tragic fall.
Jul 01 2020 86 mins  
Our return guest is the amazing Stooges guru Brent Seguine who is a true scholar of the Three Stooges. Today in his return visit, Brent talks all about Curly and his joining the team, at Columbia for the start of the shorts, his being a Mamyboy, his fun immaturity and his sad declining years and death at 48 after struggling for years after a stroke at 43 on set. Brent who writes for the Three Stooges Journal and has helped with the wonderful museum in Philadelphia dedicated to the team called the Stoogeum. (Gary Lassin). Brent sets the record straight and breaks many popular myths about the creation of the stooges. Brent’s research has provided us with this fascinating historical look at the creation of our favorite comedy team. Read Brent’s stories and research at TheThreeStooges.net. For all things Stooge-related, this is an impressive one-stop resource, and a lot of fun to browse. There’s a detailed filmography and chronology, as well as lists of TV guest appearances, film & TV tributes (citing, for instance, every vintage cartoon in which the Stooges were caricatured), a bibliography, comicography, and videography (identifying the contents of many video compilations). Every entry is illustrated with— —stills, posters, comic book covers, and more, like a film-by-film rundown of memorable Stooge quotes (“If this was my place, I’d throw you outta it!”). The site not only deals with The Three Stooges as a team but solo work by Ted Healy, Shemp Howard, Joe DeRita, and Joe Besser. THE HOME PAGE spotlights a film of the day, a comic book of the day, and a video link. Rob Davidson is the webmaster, and data administrator Brent Seguine said their next challenge is a rundown of all the Stooges’ radio appearances, so stay tuned for even more knucklehead information --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support















Jodie & Billy Sinclair: New Book-“Love Behind Bars: The True Story of an American Prisoner’s Wife.
Jun 05 2020 61 mins  
PODCAST: Jodie and Billy Sinclair tell their Powerful, Poignant Story of Love, Courage, and Redemption from Death Row, Where an Indomitable Woman Challenged Corruption in Order to Free her Husband Love Behind Bars : The True Story of an American Prisoner's Wife by Jodie Sinclair Our guests are Jodie and Billy Sinclair. Their book tells The Powerful, Poignant Story of Love, Courage, and Redemption from Death Row, Where an Indomitable Woman Challenged Corruption in Order to Free her Husband When TV reporter Jodie Sinclair went to the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as the Death House at Angola, in 1981, she expected to report about the death penalty and leave. Our guests are Jodie and Billy Sinclair. Their book tells The Powerful, Poignant Story of Love, Courage, and Redemption from Death Row, Where an Indomitable Woman Challenged Corruption in Order to Free her Husband When TV reporter Jodie Sinclair went to the Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as the Death House at Angola, in 1981, she expected to report about the death penalty and leave. She never expected to fall in love. Billy Sinclair was an inmate at Angola, sent there for an accidental murder during a robbery gone wrong. After facing a trial which was skewed against him and being sentenced to death, he saw first-hand the corruption and abuse rife in the criminal justice system, and he began an unrelenting crusade for reform. When the pair married by proxy a year after meeting, Jodie took up Billy’s fight. More at our free blog https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/podcast-jodie-and-b…/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support




Director/writer/actor Carl Gottlieb. Wrote Jaws, The Jerk, Which Way is Up, Smothers Brothers more
May 27 2020 80 mins  
Carl became a member, in the 1960s, of the San Francisco improvisational comedy troupe "The Committee". They made one feature film: A Session with the Committee. He began writing comedy for TV, contributing to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for which he won an Emmy Award in 1969, The Music Scene, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, and The Odd Couple. Minor acting roles have included Robert Altman's M*A*S*H and the film Clueless. Carl also co write The Jerk for Steve Martin Gottlieb also cowrote David Crosby's two autobiographies, 1989's Long Time Gone and 2006's Since Then. Jaws Gottlieb was hired as an actor to appear as Harry Meadows, the editor of the local newspaper, in Jaws. He was hired by his friend, Steven Spielberg, to redraft the script, adding more dimensions to the characters, particularly humour. His redrafts reduced the role of Meadows (who still appears in the Town Hall corridor and the Tiger Shark scene). He wrote a book, The Jaws Log, about the notoriously difficult production of the film.[3] Bryan Singer has referred to it as being "like a little movie director bible".[4] He was enlisted under similar circumstances to work on the Jaws 2 screenplay. He co-wrote the screenplays for The Jerk, in which he played Iron Balls McGinty, and Jaws 3-D. Gottlieb contributes to Jaws related activities, such as interviews (including the documentary The Shark Is Still Working) and attended JawsFest on Martha's Vineyard in June 2005 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support


The Dr. Feelgood Casebook: Explosive New Book Debuts:JFK &Jackie,Marilyn,Pope Pius XII,Radziwill etc
May 21 2020 48 mins  
Now, for the first time in his own words in *The Dr. Feelgood Casebook,* Doctor Max Jacobson, code-named “Dr. Feelgood” by the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy, writes about his own life, his patients, and his “magic” formula that addicted not only JFK, but Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and celebrities from all walks of life to his methamphetamine injections. In addition, Dr. Feelgood’s own patients describe their dealings with the man who brought the meth epidemic to America. Through interviews with celebrities and notable individuals, including Dr. Michael Baden, Eddie Fisher, Gore Vidal, and Joey Bishop, the authors reveal Jacobson’s vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic "The Ten Commandments", and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula. In a series of heretofore unpublished interviews with celebrity singer and Jacobson patient Eddie Fisher, the *Casebook* reveals the behind-the-scenes goings on in the Kennedy White House, especially leading up to the assassination, as Fisher brought an assortment of young movie starlets to meet the president in private. Here is a snapshot of American political life before the #METOO movement that has it all: sex, drugs, power, and influence. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support

















Author Matthew Hahn Talks about his books about Marx Brothers and Peter Lorre.
Apr 27 2020 36 mins  
Our guest is Matthew Hahn is the author of The Animated Marx Brothers and The Animated Marx Brothers is an award-winning animated filmmaker, a published cartoonist, a lifelong rescuer of animals, and a pioneering Maryland brewer. He endowed Freedonia/Marxonia, an annual Marx Brothers festival in Fredonia, NY, with his wife Cheri. They live in suburban Washington, DC with Thelma Todd. Matthew is also the author of The Animated Peter Lorre. Fans of Peter Lorre – rejoice! It’s here! The book you’ve been waiting for – a 395-page filmography of all the caricatures of the legendary actor in animated cartoons. Written in a way that mixes the humor of the subject with the scholarship of a dedicated cinephile, Hahn (who previously compiled The Animated Marx Brothers) should get credit to tracking down Lorre appearances in every cartoon imaginable.”-Jerry Beck, CartoonResearch.com Matthew Hahn, the author of The Animated Marx Brothers, an award-winning animated filmmaker, a published cartoonist, a lifelong rescuer of animals, and a pioneering Maryland brewer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Speech from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting/Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He endowed Freedonia/Marxonia, an annual Marx Brothers festival in Fredonia, NY, with his wife Cheri. They live in suburban Washington, DC with Thelma Todd --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support


Monty Aidem wrote for Sinatra, Dino, Carson, Vicki, Robin Williams more.
Apr 26 2020 64 mins  
As a young comedy writer, Monty wrote for Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Dean Martin and. . .Frank Sinatra. Monty Aidem first entertained audiences on the radio, in cities including Atlanta, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, and during that time he also wrote topical comedy material for leading radio personalities across America. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles and became a TV comedy writer. His first TV writing job was on a revival of the ground-breaking series "Laugh-In", with the revival introducing a little-known performer named Robin Williams. Monty went on to write for stars including Bob Hope, John Wayne, and Dean Martin on various TV specials, including The Dean Martin Roasts. Soon, he became a staff writer for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Later he wrote for other late night shows starring Joan Rivers, Alan Thicke and Pat Sajak, and Monty was Vicki Lawrence's writer on her Emmy-nominated daytime talk show. Monty also wrote for many comedians, including Frank Sinatra's longest-running opening act, comedian Tom Dreesen, and on several occasions for Mr. Sinatra himself. Now, while Monty continues to write for Vicki Lawrence, he also performs a Frank Sinatra tribute and leads a Rat Pack Tribute with two co-stars from Las Vegas. Monty's been seen in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, The Bellagio, The Venetian, The Mirage, Planet Hollywood and The Palms, plus at Hollywood's Sheraton Universal Studios, Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, and across America in theaters, casinos and event centers, presenting his on-stage portrayal of Frank Sinatra in concert. Now he's doing what he likes best, performing an authentic tribute to the Chairman of the Board. He has performed at both Sinatra residences in Palm Springs CA, including the large estate known as "the compound" where everything is preserved as it was when the Sinatras lived there. Monty was chosen to provide vocals for a TV special about the Sinatra golf tournament, and he entertained former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev, who happens to be a Sinatra fan. More at FrankTrIbute.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support
























Comic Bobby Slayton talks dinner with Woody Allen,doing Curb w/Larry David,Robin Williams, more
Apr 09 2020 48 mins  
Funny! Famed comic/actor Bobby Slayton, known as the “Pitbull of Comedy” or “Yid Viscious” talks about doing 3 Woody Allen films (including Wonder Wheel and Amazon’s Crisis in Six Scenes (with Woody Allen, Elaine May and Miley Cyrus), his dinner with Woody Allen, starring in an episode of this season’s Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David, Richard Lewis and Jeff Garlin as Carl who has a wife (Jane Krakowski) with a magical vagina; starting off in San Francisco with comics Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Kevin Pollak, Paula Poundstone and others. This is a hysterical hour with one of the hardest working and one of a kind comic who has worked for over 40 years on stage, films and television. Do not miss this hour! BOBBY SLAYTON, A COMIC’S COMIC BobbySlayton.com The NY Daily News called Slayton “Armed and Dangerous”, and the Las Vegas Review Journal pointed out that “Slayton’s refusal to compromise his art has always made him worth a special trip.” Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy,” has been performing his own intense style of comedy for well over 30 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today. Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his scene-stealing roles in the movies “Get Shorty”, “Ed Wood”, “Bandits”, “Dreamgirls” and “Bandits”. He’s been seen on dozens of television shows, including “The Tonight Show”, “Politically Incorrect”, “Home Improvement”, and in Woody Allen’s Amazon TV Project “Crisis in Six Scenes”. Bobby’s many appearances on HBO have included “Comic Relief” and his own Showtime special, “Born to be Bobby”. He was a series regular on the HBO series “Mind of a Married Man”, and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film “The Rat Pack”. Slayton’s distinctive gravelly voice has often been heard on animated shows, including “Dr. Katz’” and “Family Guy”, as well as many popular radio shows across the country including Howard Stern and regular appearances on SiriusXM. Bobby recently completed filming Woody Allen’s latest film, and a guest appearance on the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, both scheduled for 2020 release. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support






Authors Jeff Abraham & Burt Kearns Talk Death of Show Biz greats on stage in “The Show Won’t Go On”
Apr 06 2020 59 mins  
Our guests, publicist and pop historian Jeff Abraham and documentary producer & journalist Burt Kearns are like most of us who love to hear the grisly details. Many of us who love entertainment have a morbid curiosity of the stories about entertainers who died doing what they love. Jeff and Burt have dug up and drilled down on the deaths of performers such as Dick Shawn, Karl Wallenda, Tiny Tim, Harry Einstein and many more who died performing. This is a book that offers all the juicy backstories and aftermath of these events. They created a fascinating book that satisfies your every question and prurient interest. Much like Hollywood Babylon, it is a must have book for those who love the backstories of show business. Jeff Abraham & Burt Kearns are the co-authors of the recently book titled “The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage” (Chicago Review Press). https://theshowwontgoon.com Authors Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns Reveal the Details of Show Biz Deaths on Stage including Comic Dick Shawn (It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World) to Tiny Tim, comic Harry “Parkyakarkus” Einstein(father of Albert Brooks and Bob “Super Dave Osborne” Einstein who died in front of Lucy, Desi, Uncle Miltie & more --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support


Herbie J. Pilato: TV Host (Then Again on Amazon Prime)author (Mary Tyler Moore,Elizabeth Montgomery
Apr 04 2020 48 mins  
Herbie J Pilato is a TV host, writer, producer, performer, and entertainment executive who has worked on several television shows including Bravo’s hit five-part series, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Bewitched: The E! True Hollywood Story (the seventh-highest rated True Hollywood Story in E!’s history), A&E’s Biography of Lee Majors, TLC’s Behind the Fame specials on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Hill Street Blues, and L.A. Law, among others. Herbie J has also served as a consulting producer and on-screen cultural commentator on various classic TV DVD documentaries for Sony, NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros., including The Six Million Dollar Man boxed set, Kung Fu, and CHiPs Herbie J’s long list of top-selling, critically-acclaimed pop-culture/media tie-in books include Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story, Dashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Glamour Gidgets and the Girl Next Door, The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide To Her Magical Performances, Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery, Bewitched Forever, The Bewitched Book, The Bionic Book, Life Story: The Book of Life Goes On, The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom, The Kung Fu Book of Caine, and NBC & ME: My Life as a Page in a Book, personally-signed copies of each book may be ordered by visiting Herbie J's Shop. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/RickLertzman/support




























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